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Official: Father, son involved in drug case

June 23, 2017 GMT

A complaint of illegal drug use turned into the arrest of one man and the ticketing of his son, authorities said today.

The incident began about 2 p.m. Wednesday with a call to Rochester police, claiming people were using drugs inside a parked car.

Officers responded to the 1100 block of Fourth Street Southeast, where they found a vehicle that matched the description given by the caller. Inside were four people — and a plastic bag containing marijuana in plain view on the center console, the report says.

The officer smelled burned marijuana, said Lt. Mike Sadauskis, and ordered the occupants out of the vehicle for a further search. Also discovered in the car was a plastic bag containing a small amount of crack cocaine, he said.

Police arrested Jason Jacoby Hollins, 34, on suspicion of fifth-degree controlled substance crime and possession of a small amount of marijuana. He could also be charged with gross misdemeanor child endangerment, Sadauskis said, because his 16-year-old son was in the vehicle.

The son was issued a citation for possession of a small amount of marijuana, the report says, and released.